Archive for November, 2011

November 20, 2011

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, November 19, 2011, 8 PM, 1480 KYOS AM

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On Saturday, November 19th, Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon interviews Carole Bennett, author of Reclaim Your Life: You and the Alcoholic/Addict; Dr. Sonia Gaemi, author of Eating Wisely for Hormonal Balance, and Joe Sutton, author of The Year the Giants Won the Series.

To listen to Carole Bennett’s interview, click onto the link:addicts

For over twenty years, Carole Bennett, MA, has been personally enmeshed in the world of addiction and recovery with her own family’s alcohol and drug dependency issues. Professionally, her Master’s in Clinical Psychology has afforded her work as a treatment counselor for the Salvation Army and the Council of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.

A decade ago, Carole founded Family Recovery Solutions—a counseling center geared toward the family and friends who are struggling with their loved ones’ addiction issues. Here, in a safe, confidential environment, Carole works with the family members in helping them understand their loved ones’ disease. In addition, they learn about their own recovery process and the important role they play regarding their loved ones’ recovery—or not.

Carole is a staff blogger on addiction and recovery for the Huffington Post’s Living Section, has written numerous articles for recovery newspapers, lectured and presented commentary for KCBS in conjunction with the television movie about Lois Wilson, the co-founder of Al-Anon.

Carole’s first book Reclaim Your Life: You and the Alcoholic/Addict, has become an invaluable guide for the family members and friends, clinicians, and recovery centers, as well as the alcoholic/addict themselves. Carole’s practice in Santa Barbara, California, stretches globally as she counsels by phone, as well as in person.

To listen to Dr. Sonia Gaemi, click onto link:dr healer

Sonia Gaemi Ed.D., R.D. has been a pioneer in the movement for self-healing and peace for more than 25 years, encouraging women to become peacemakers and to take leadership for their own health and human rights. As founder of the nonprofit organization Women for Cultural Wisdom (WCW), Dr. Sonia bridges communities to foster health and healing across the world. She initiated the annual One Day for Peace and Healing in 2000 in San Francisco, celebrating with tea and Qigong alongside 72 countries, and has sparked peace projects in many parks, schools, and healing centers across the US, Iran and the Middle East. Dr. Sonia is the Co-Chair of the Committee for Women’s Human Rights of the United Nations Association of San Francisco. The UN awarded her the title of “The Most Amazing Woman” in 1995 for organizing a Conference on Natural Hormones and her philosophy of Food Wisdom and Tea for Life.

Dr. Sonia’s forthcoming book Sonia and Sophia; Thousands of Women like Us tells the story of unity and friendship between a Jewish and Muslim girl growing up together in Iran and moving to the US, searching for self healing and women’s justice. In this seminal journey she presents her model for healing and peace, based on four elements: eating green, thinking green, soaring in greenery (which comes through the internal energy and breathing work of Wild Geese Qigong), and a revival of traditional tea culture.

International speaker and university lecturer on multicultural food practices for self-healing, having received her doctoral degree in International Education from SFU, Dr. Sonia contributes expert advice and commentary to major media outlets and has produced and hosted her own internationally broadcast TV show: The Art of Self Healing. She is the author of multiple books on nutrition, including: Eating Wisely for Hormonal Balance, and Eating Wisely for Hormonal Balance Journaling. Dr. Sonia maintains a private practice as an Integrated Preventative Registered Dietitian, having served her internship at UC Berkeley, and is a certified Chinese Medical Qigong instructor. Serving as Principal Investigator for the Public Health Institute of Berkeley, Dr. Sonia oversees research about the natural plant-based hormones found in garbanzo, soy and tea.

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To listen to author Joseph Sutton, click onto the link:joesutton

Joseph Sutton was born in Brooklyn and raised in Hollywood. He played football at the University of Oregon and graduated with degrees in philosophy and history. He has been writing since 1969 and is the author of eight books. His essays and short stories have appeared in numerous national magazines.
A fellow fourth stringer asked him one day, “What are you going to do in life?”
“I’m going to be a writer,” Sutton blurted out. “I’m going to let the whole world know what it feels like for a fourth stringer to be treated like cannon fodder.” It was the first time the thought of being a writer entered his mind.
Upon graduating Oregon with degrees in philosophy and history, Sutton joined the Coast Guard reserve. Late in the morning on November 22, 1963, their ship docked in Alameda, CA, the crew heard the news of President Kennedy’s assassination. That night, because the president’s death hit him so hard, he did something he had never done before: he picked up a pen and started writing his thoughts and feelings. Little did he know he’d be doing the same thing to this day.
After completing six months of active duty, Sutton started teaching social studies at Fremont High School in South Central Los Angeles. Five years later, in 1969, he quit the teaching profession to follow his dream of becoming a writer. His first project was a novel, A Class of Leaders, about a white history teacher in a predominately black high school who throws the book away and lets his students teach. Sutton’s next work, a novel called Highway Sailor, deals with a man hitting the highways of America in search of himself and his country .
Sutton never forgot what he told his Oregon teammate when asked what he wanted to do in life: “…to be a writer.” ”The Fourth Stringer” was published several years ago in his collection The Immortal Mouth and Other Stories.

November 3, 2011

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, November 5, 2011, 8 PM-PST, 1480 KYOS AM

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Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon invites the public to 1480 KYOS Radio’s first-ever Jam Session with musicians Roddy Jackson and Cheryl Lockett on Saturday, November 5th at 8 PM-PST, and Sunday, November 6th at 9 AM.

To listen to musicians Roddy Jackson and Cheryl Lockett, click onto the link:local jazz
With his gravel-filled vocals and piano-pounding antics, Roddy Jackson’s legacy is a solid one, and he is one of the last true rockabilly pioneers still out on the circuit. Born as George Roderick Jackson in California around 1940, Jackson fronted the multi-racial Blue Notes out of Merced, CA, beginning in 1956.

Specialty released three Jackson singles in 1958 and 1959, all produced by Sonny Bono, “I’ve Got My Sights on Someone New”/”Love at First Sight,” the double-sided classic “Hiccups”/”Moose on the Loose,” and “Any Old Town”/”Gloria.”

Cheryl Lockett, a song stylist, whose riveting voice and warm style promises any listener an aesthetically pleasing and cohesive composition of music that flows like silk. Cheryl is a California native gifted with many talents. She cultivates, curate and presents an eclectic vision of sound that appeals to a diverse listening audience.

For more information on Arts in the Valley, contact Kim McMillon at or visit the website,

November 3, 2011

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, October 29, 2011, 8 PM, 1480 KYOS AM

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On Saturday, October 29th, Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon interviews retired professional baseball player, and artist David Baldwin; Public Outreach director Pam Moody regarding Last Hope Cat Kingdom’s upcoming fundraiser on November 5th, and Artist Vanessa Stretch will discuss the Holiday Affair- A fundraising event sponsored by Soroptimist International in Atwater on Saturday, November 5th.

To listen to David Baldwin’s interview, click onto the link:baseball
David Baldwin is a retired American professional baseball player, a right-handed, sidearm/submarine Major League pitcher.
Born in Tucson, Arizona, on March 30, 1938, Baldwin pitched for three years for the University of Arizona. In the 1959 College World Series he beat Fresno State 5 to 1 on a two-hitter and lost the final game of the series 5 to 3 to Oklahoma State. He signed with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1959 and pitched on three pennant winners in his first four years of pro ball. Later, he was a relief specialist for the Washington Senators (1966–69), Milwaukee Brewers (1970), and Chicago White Sox (1973).

After he retired from baseball in 1974 he earned a Ph.D. in genetics and an M.S. in systems engineering from the University of Arizona. He worked as a geneticist, engineer, and artist until his retirement in 2003. Subsequently, he has collaborated with other researchers studying the physics, physiology, and psychology of baseball. In addition, he has published his baseball memoir, Snake Jazz, and (under the pen name “DGB Featherkile”) a collection of his poetry, Limbic Hurly-Burly. Many of his poems have appeared in such journals as American Poetry Journal, Blue Unicorn, and Evansville Review. His poetry won the Atlanta Review’s 2007 International Publication Prize and the 2009 Fluvanna Prize from The Lyric.

Baldwin’s painting “Fugue for the Pepper Players” is in the collection of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, and was featured in Treasures of the Baseball Hall of Fame by John Thorn (1998) pp. 188–189.

To listen to Pam Moody’s interview, click onto the link:cat kingdom
Pam Moody, the Director of Public Outreach for Last Hope Cat Kingdom will discuss their upcoming fundraiser on Arts in the Valley. The Last Hope Cat Kingdom will hold its fundraiser, A Toast For Hope, at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Boys and Girls Club, 615 W. 15th St. Select California wines and cheeses will be served and there will be live jazz music. The event will include an autograph signing by Oakland A’s pitcher Brian Fuentes, a live auction of team memorabilia, and a silent auction of original artwork, baseball memorabilia and gift certificates. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Call (209) 383-3741 or e-mail

To listen to Vanessa Stretch, click onto the link:accesories unlimited
Artist Vanessa Stretch will discuss the Holiday Affair- A fundraising event sponsored by Soroptimist International At the Atwater Community Center, November 5th from 9 am – 4 pm. The center is located at 760 E. Bellevue Road in Atwater. This brings in crafters’ from all over the county for a day of shopping, great food and companionship in the Christmas Spirit.

Vanessa will be showcasing her beautiful scarves. Stop by for an afternoon of fun, community, and art. For more information, call (209) 357-0931.

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